I’m really not qualified to write this review. Not because I’m not a professional reviewer (which I am not), but because I fell asleep in the middle of the flick.
The plot sounded good -- A cop who learns her daughter was murdered by a sadistic killer, sets about to seek revenge. Ah! Vengeance. Payback. Who wouldn't like that?
Pretty Woman (I mean Julia Roberts) does a marvelous job as the vengeful mother playing her role perfectly. The other cast members are okay. But Erin Brockovich (I mean Julia Roberts) seems incredibly believable.
The problem, to me, is “Secret” is sooo slooooowww. It went on forever, which is the death knell for a thriller.
But worse, everybody in the movie whispers. Chiwetel Ejiofor whispers. Nicole Kidman whispers (with American and Australian accents). Larry Crowne (I mean Julia Roberts) whispers. It’s as if either the director thought whispering would make the movie more suspenseful or the movie was filmed in a library.
To its credit, the film does have a twist or two... Somewhere.
So, if you’re inclined, check it out. But be sure to bring coffee.
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